Hey friends, I am replacing a worn timing chain in a 66 289 (currently in a 68 fastback) got all the pully's and harmonic balancer off. All the bolts, including the 4 on the oil pan. Is there a trick to getting the timing cover loose? The top moves, but the bottom is tight, Should I crack loose the Oil pan. I am thinking there is to much friction on the gasket?
done for tonight, I will start fresh in the morning.
Did you get the two small ones up top at very back, in area near distributor- seen alot of covers broke there because these were missed, you usually have to get them with a wrench. A slight tap with a rubber mallet will usually knock cover loose without prying down on pan and disturbing gasket-getting it back on can be fun however.